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Paulo Águas

Paulo Águas


Born in Portimão, on December 7th, 1963.

In 1985, he graduated in Economics from the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

In 1992 he became a master in Management, from the Higher Institute of Economics and Management of the Technical University of Lisbon. 

In February 2006, she received a PhD in Management, specializing in Marketing, from the Higher Institute of Labor and Business Sciences - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Since 2010 he has been a coordinating professor at the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism (ESGHT) of the University of Algarve (UAlg), for an indefinite period and on a tenure basis, scientific management area - marketing disciplinary group, through a competition for tests public

At UAlg, he has held several managerial positions, namely: President of the Pedagogical Council and Director of ESGHT, Pro-Rector (2013-2015) and Vice-Rector (2015-2017).

Rectoral Team

Saúl Neves de Jesus


He was born in Olhão, on February 27, 1965.

He has a degree in Psychology (1989), a PhD in Educational Sciences, in the specialty of Educational Psychology (1997), by the University of Coimbra, and Aggregate in Psychology (2001), by the University of Algarve.

In his training, he also completed a postgraduate course in Human Resources Management and three post-doctorates, two in the field of Psychology and one in the field of Visual Arts.

In his professional career, he was a professor at the University of Coimbra, between 1989 and 1997, being a Professor at the University of Algarve, since 1997. He is Full Professor of Psychology since 2003.

At the University of Algarve he has held several relevant functions, having been President of the Pedagogical Council (2004-06), President of the Directive Council (2007-09) and President of the Scientific Council (2013-17) of the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (FCHS ), Director of the Department of Psychology (2001-04), Director of the Degree in Psychology (1999-2002), Director of several master's courses (2000-2010), Scientific Coordinator of the Office of Psychology and Psychopedagogical Support of Social Action Services (2002-06), Coordinator of the University Center for Research in Psychology (CUIP) (2001-12), member of the UALG Statutory Assembly (2009), member of the Academic Senate (2012-17), member of the General Council (2012- 17) and President of the Center for Research in Space and Organizations (CIEO) (since 2015-18), an R&D unit financed by FCT and rated “Very Good”. Currently, he remains the Director of the Doctoral Program in Psychology (since 2009).

Within the scope of the functions exercised in other institutions, whether national or international, it is noteworthy to have been a member of the Board of the "Institute of Cognitive Psychology, Vocational and Social Development" (IPCDVS) (1996-97), General Coordinator of the "Psychology" in Teacher Education "of the Association of Portuguese Psychologists (APPORT) (1996-97), member of the Supervisory Board of the Portuguese Association of Psychology (APP) (2005-08), member of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Society of Health Psychology (SPPS) (2008-13) and secretary of the Bureau of the Assembly of Representatives of the Order of Psychologists (OPP) (2013-16). Currently, he is Coordinator of the Commission for Cooperation with Higher Education and Research in Psychology (CCESIP) at OPP (since 2017). In addition, it is worth mentioning the fact that he is the representative of Portugal in the World Society for the Study of Stress and Anxiety (STAR - “Stress and Anxiety International Research”), where more than 50 countries are represented (since 2012).

At the invitation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, she joined the Committee of Experts for External Evaluation of higher education courses in Psychology in Portugal (2005), at the invitation of the Ministry of Education she coordinated the commissions for the formulation of Psychology programs for Professional Education courses and the Education and Training courses (2006) and at the invitation of the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) was part of the expert panel of the competition for the award of doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships in the scientific area of Psychology (2011 to 2015 ), having been the panel coordinator in 2013.

He has supervised postdoctoral fellows from colleagues in several countries and has supervised 55 master's theses and 36 completed doctoral theses.

He has published more than three hundred scientific papers in seven languages. Of these publications, several books and more than fifty articles published in journals indexed in Scopus and / or in the Web of Science stand out.

He has obtained several prizes and regional, national and international distinctions, within the scope of scientific research and the provision of services to the community, notably the “Rui Grácio Award” (1996) and the “Luso-Brazilian Prize for Research in Health Psychology” ”(2009).

Ana de Freitas


He was born in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 21, 1965. She has a degree in Zootechnical Engineering (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro - UTAD, 1990), a Master in Marine and Coastal Studies (University of Algarve - UAlg, 1994), a PhD in Biology (Biochemistry) (UAlg, 2001).

She was equated to Assistant of the 1st triennium (1991-1992); Assistant 1st triennium (1992-1995); 2nd year assistant (1995-1999); Equated to Adjunct Professor (2000-2003) at the Higher School of Technology at UAlg. She was equated with Adjunct Professor (2003-2005) and Adjunct Professor (2005-2013) at the School of Health of UAlg and since 2013, she has been Coordinating Professor at the same School.

At UAlg, she held several senior positions, such as Director of the 2nd Cycle of Food Engineering, Vice President of the Department of Health Technologies, Director of the Clinical Analysis and Public Health course, Director of the Dietetics course, Director of the Escola Superior de Saúde e member of the Coordinating Committee of the Master in Management and Evaluation of Health Technologies. He developed research activities at the Laboratory of Comparative and Molecular Endocrinology of the Center for Marine Sciences (CCMAR) and has developed research and extension activities in the field of public health and health technology assessment.

Maria Alexandra Anica Teodósio


He was born in Vila Real de Santo António, on May 5, 1965.

He joined the Algarve University in 1983 as a student and graduated in Marine Biology in 1988. She is currently Associate Professor with Aggregation at this university. She was co-coordinator of the following master's programs between 2008-2017: Master's degree in Marine Biology, International Master in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC), and the International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea- Erasmus plus), also part of the PhD program committee in Earth, Sea and Environmental Sciences at Faculty of Science of Technology. He also has experience in supervising 10 doctoral students, 25 master's students and more than 30 undergraduate students. He is responsible for the long-term data series “Southwest Iberia” in the Lower Guadiana, which is associated with ICES and NOAA and integrates the Environmental Volunteer Program for Water, from the Portuguese Environment Agency, from which it has received, for several consecutive years, distinctions of merit for its activity.

Co-coordinates, the ECOREACH Research Group "Ecology and Restoration of Riverside, Estuarine and Coastal Habitats" at the Center for Marine Sciences (CCMAR), where he also served as director, between 2010-2012 and 2015-2018. She is an associate editor of the following scientific journals: Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science (Elsevier) and Diversity (MDPI). His main research interests include estuarine and marine ecology; trophic dynamics and nutritional condition from jellyfish, fish larvae to sea turtles; the effects of global changes on aquatic ecosystems, namely: flow regularization, microplastics, impacts of non-native species: forms of control and exploration, gelatinous blooms and ocean acidification

He is a permanent member of the Expertpanel BIO3: Biodiversity and Ecology of the Flanders Research Foundation (FWO-Belgium), in addition to being a member of the Marine Science and Biological Sciences Panel of the Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Participated in more than 25 national and international research projects. Contributed in several books and published more than 80 articles

Maribela Pestana Correia


He was born in Angola, on October 13, 1967. She has a degree in Fruit and Vegetable Engineering from from the University of Algarve (UALG) since 1991, having completed the Master's in Plant Nutrition, Soil Fertility and Fertilization at the Higher Institute of Agronomy of the University of Lisbon in 1995. In 2001 he obtained a PhD degree in the field of Agrarian Sciences in the specialty of Vegetable Production in 2001 by the University of Algarve.

Her professional career started in 1988 as a Monitor at UALG and since 2001 she has been working as a assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (DCBB), Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT), UALG. She assumed the position of Deputy Director of FCT at UALG (2003-2005), has been coordinating the Admission Process for Candidates Over 23 from UALG since 2010 and is the Director of the 2nd cycle of the Master's degree in Horticulture. She is currently an assistant professor with aggregation of FCT.

His scientific activity has been developed mainly in the area of Plant Nutrition, whose laboratory he coordinates, with special emphasis on abiotic stress, of which the study of ferric chlorosis in citrus, strawberry, carob and other plant species stands out. He has supervised several end-of-course internships, master's dissertations, research papers, stays of fellow doctorates and their doctoral students, in the laboratory and even some professional internships.

The results of the research projects, which he coordinated and participated in, have been presented in several scientific articles of international circulation and with scientific arbitration, of which he is the author or co-author, and disseminated in national and international congresses. She is co-author of a National Patent and the first International Patent of UALG in co-ownership with ADP - Fertilizantes and with extension of registration in Spain and Brazil. She has participated in several national doctoral dissertations and in Spain, is an Associate Editor of Magazines of international merit and has been invited to review several scientific articles in the area of Agrarian Sciences. He has participated in lectures of a technical nature and participated in organization and scientific commissions of scientific meetings, in mineral nutrition of plants and soils. Organized events of scientific dissemination, with international and national character, integrated in scientific societies in the area.

João Rodrigues


He was born in Portimão, Portugal, on January 11, 1971.

He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1993 from the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, obtained his M.Sc. in Systems and Computer Engineering in 1998 and a PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Specialty Computer Sciences in 2008, by the University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Instituto Superior de Engenharia (UAlg), where he teaches Computer Science and Computer Vision since 1994.  During this period, he held several positions as director of the Bachelor and Master course and director of the Department. He is a member of the Associated Laboratory LARSyS (ISR-Lisbon), CIAC (UAlg) and of the Associations APRP, IAPR, SUPERA and ARTECH.

He participated in more than 18 scientific projects (in some cases he was the responsible researcher) financed nationally or internationally, among which several stand out in partnership with companies and IPSS. He is co-author of more than 150 scientific publications, mostly articles indexed in Scopus and / or Web of Science.

He belongs to the editorial board of several international newspapers. Organized or belonged to the organization of several special tracks and international scientific conferences. He is editor of 2 books on developments and technologies for human-computer interfaces and cultural heritage, and is currently the editor of 3 books in the area of Internet of Everything (IoE).

His main areas of scientific knowledge are computer vision, assistive technologies and human-machine interaction.


Rectors' Gallery

Manuel Gomes Guerreiro


Manuel Gomes Guerreiro


Carlos Alberto Lloyd Braga


Carlos Alberto Lloyd Braga


Jacinto Montalvão Marques


Jacinto Montalvão Marques




Eugénio Alte da Veiga




Adriano Gomes Pimpão




João Guerreiro


António Branco


António Branco








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